JOSEPH CASILLI posted a note for Gabbie that says:
Hi Gabbie! Just seen your note on here as I was searching for some info on open Heart
surgery. Last march I had Endocarditis and almost died from it. I had my open heart surgery at NY Presbyterian on Mar 28, 2016 to repair my Aortic valve. Because of the Endocarditis I had to be on home intravenous antibiotics till July 20. From the minute they said I needed heart surgery I went into "don't worry mode" as worrying just adds more stress to the problem. I turned it over to the Lord and it all worked out fine. So I wish you all the Lords grace, love and healing power and a speedy recovery. Joe
Hi Gabbie, I had my first surgery at Children's in 1969 and was discharged last week after mitral and ASD repair along with a Maze procedure again at Children's. I chose them over Mass general, Yale and Hartford Hospitals. I assume your in the ACHD /BACH program, they did fantastic job for me and everything was well above my expectations. Your recovery time is going to be up to you, Children's did not put any restrictions on me as a kid and now as a adult I'm only restricted for driving and weight lifting until my sternum heals. I'm 15 days out of surgery and am walking my 4 acre property with a three flight stair drop to the river in back yard. I'll keep pushing further as much as I'm able, I want back on my motorcycle by mid to late spring (its a 800 lb bike). Your body is going to let you know if your pushing too far, for me its having to nap after a walk. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to answer any questions you have both before or after your surgery.
Heath Larner posted a note for Gabbie that says:
Praying for you, Gabbie. Relax...they have OHS down to a science. Spring will be here before you know it and you'll be feeling better than ever. Best wishes.